BYRON BREAK WAS SO HORRIFIC
JUSTIN EDINBURGH has backed Byron Anthony to play his part again this season – despite his horror injury in the 3-1 win at Brighton on Tuesday.
The 28-year-old suffered a double fracture to his right ankle after a challenge from Inigo Calderon that saw the Spanish full-back sent off.
Former Cardiff youngster Anthony is now set for a lengthy lay off after having a plate inserted.
But Edinburgh, who dedicated the shock win to Anthony, believes he will be back in action sooner rather than later.
“It was absolutely horrible what happened to Byron, I wasn’t far from the incident and the noise was just sickening,” said Edinburgh, who had handed Anthony the captaincy for the night from regular skipper David Pipe who was on the bench.
“There was absolutely no malice in the challenge and no blame attached to their lads.
“It was just one of those freak and horrible injuries and everyone was gutted for him as we knew it was a bad one.
“It’s a double break but the one positive is that it’s a clean break.
“He’s been told the operation was a success and the plate has already been put in so hopefully there will be no complications. “Byron’s in good spirits and knowing him he will probably be back involved around the New Ye a r. “He’s a big loss for us on and off the pitch because he’s been outstanding since he signed for us last November and is a great lad in the changing room. “The win at Brighton was for him because it did take the gloss off what was a tremendous result for the club.”
ANKLE SURGERY: Byron Anthony